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Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2017 May 13

Despite cool temps and a good amount of rain, several new species make the FOY list this week:  Little Glassywing, Little Wood Satyr, Hayhurst’s Scallopwing, Least Skipper, Hoary Edge and Pepper and Salt Skipper (locally) among them.  In addition, second … Continue reading

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New Field Guide: Butterflies of Pennsylvania

The spring is upon us, with sightings of azures, swallowtails, early pierids, elfins — and a brand-new field guide to tell them apart! Later this month, University of Pittsburgh Press will bring out Butterflies of Pennsylvania: A Field Guide, written … Continue reading

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Quino Checkerspot Recovery at San Diego NWF

In the video below, biologist John Martin surveys a plateau on a mountainside at the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge on a recent spring morning. The landscape is covered with coastal sage scrub, once the dominant habitat in the Southern … Continue reading

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Temp Employment Opportunity WV

The Whitehall, WV office of the National Resource Conservation Service and the WV Division of Natural Resources are seeking a Partner Biologist to work on pollinators/lepidoptera to conduct professional-level work related to Farm Bill implementation and outreach, management, research and … Continue reading

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Job Opportunity: Grassland Butterfly Research Technician (North Dakota)

Field technician to assist in data collection on a grassland butterfly research project (40hrs/week). The study objectives include developing abundance and occupancy estimates for grassland dependent butterflies in the Northern Great Plains. Data collection will include butterfly surveying and identification, … Continue reading

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What is the Birthplace for Most North American Monarch Butterflies?

Hint:  It isn’t, and appears never to have been, the Midwestern breadbasket.  Throwing a real wrench in the prevailing notion that “saving” the Monarch in the US prairie belt is somehow tied to the species’ — or the migration’s — … Continue reading

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Planning for 2017

Once again, for 2017 I’ll be attempting to compile here a mid-Atlantic-wide calendar of counts, field trips, walks, and other lep-related field activities for the 2016 flight season.  Thanks a million to many of you for your past help, both … Continue reading

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